Do you know Susan?
The only flaw I could spot was that something was missing from the front. There's a place where clearly an oval thing was once mounted. My first thought was a cameo, but I honestly have no idea what was originally there. It'll be easy enough to see if Kernowcraft has a gemstone cabochon of the right size and colours to pop in there. I quite fancy tiger's eye or a nice agate.
Inside things get even more intriguing. My first thought was, "Wow, the lining's in perfect condition even though it's pale yellow, and the purse is still there!" The label was the really intriguing part, though. 'MADE IN ITALY FOR SU-AN' Sudan? Susan? My friend Lucy, who knows her leather goods (she's the merchandiser for Duo) suggested it could be Susan of Bond Street.
ThisIsMoney's inflation calculator, £4 then equates to around £87 now, so this bag would have been the equivalent of around £100. It looks as though Susan was a high-end brand indeed. If you know anything about Susan, I'd love more information.
Cinderella can keep her silly glass slippers and pumpkin coach – my godmother's a cut above hers!